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Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

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Re: Amazing (You are STILL rehashing rounded corners)

I really don't know or care what kind of stupid you are promulgating but rounded corners of ANY kind or radius cannot stand cogent patent scrutiny because they pre date the advent of electronics.

That whiskey flask in your great grandad's hip pocket had rounded corners! THAT is prior art and should settle this stupid arguement forever if heard by someone who was not in the pay of Apple.

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Re: this is an example of prior art

My Palm had "Slide to unlock" before Apple patented it. THAT is prior art!

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Feds indict nine for making millions from Zeus malware

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I'm glad there are so many malware writers at El Reg....

Public Execution is EXACTLY the punishment that writers of malware deserve. They get their 15 minutes of fame and we get worm food, some form of deterrence, and the satisfaction we aren't paying to house and feed the scum of humanity.

Too bad that so many here feel some kind of compassion for the subhuman scum that write malware. They feel no compassion for YOU....

They deserve worse than death, but that's as much punishment as you can legislate in the USA

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Don't Jail Them, Burn them at the Stake while video'd online!!

These scum don't deserve ANY respect, or imprisonment or second chance at life. They deserve Public Execution. There is no justification for their lives at all, once convicted and the appeal process is over the minimum should be life in prison under the guise that they are kiddie fiddlers. That will get them what they deserve at least.

Whatever is done to them should be very public and put online so others can see what happens to scum like them.....

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Gay marriage foes outraged at Mozilla CEO flap, call for boycott

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Re: Freedom of speech goes both ways here

There is a HUGE difference between RELIGIOUS MARRIAGE and LEGAL (Think City Hall) MARRIAGE.

THESE TWO NEED TO BE SEPARATED FROM EACHOTHER!!!!!!!!!

City Hall is available to almost anyone REGARDLESS of BELIEF STRUCTURE in many places.

This would remove some of the vehemence from the arguement!

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Re: If I employ someone...

He did not make the donation recently as CEO, he did it years ago PRIVATELY when he was a CTO and without any publicity. Only just recently his donation by check came to light because of some newspaper nosing around who the donors were.

No matter what the cause, all people can donate what they want to who they want as a function of the 1st amendment and they can have and voice their OWN opinion.

Firing someone or forcing them to resign like this is exactly the same as having NAZI's painting the Star of David and "Juden" on your front door and all the bad stuff that follows.

There is NO difference between these actions.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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Re: It's a shame (you keep writing)

NO ONE has ANY right to make someone quit their job because he/she/It disagrees with their opinion. Lifestyles are simply another version of an opinion.

Being forced out of a job because ones believes in the traditional family model is as illegal (or pehaps more so) as being forced out because you are gay. Tit for Tat!

STOP trying to force your viewpoints on other people. If you want consequences keep opening your yap.

You are NOT free to hold anyone "accountable" that is unless you are either God or a Judge.

IF you feel you ARE allowed to hold people accountable dont be surprised if you experience some quid pro quo.

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Re: Caledonian

The American Idea of Free Speech INCLUDES HATE SPEECH ... Frigging IDIOT.

This is why the Klu Klux Klan is allowed BY LAW to march and PROTEST PUBLICLY!!!!!!!!

This is why there are RADICAL Muslim Clerics preaching their vesion of hate in many Mosques here.

I will defend the First Amendment til death!

EVERYONE GETS TO VOICE AN OPINION EVEN IF YOU DONT LIKE IT!!!!!!!

THAT is free speech, not the censored version in the EU.

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How Microsoft can keep Win XP alive – and WHY: A real-world example

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Has anyone ever seen the work at www.mdgx.com?

Folks

If you are locked into old hardware, reliant on old software, this guy at MDGX has done some very interesting things with the software side by replacing .dll's and other files with newer ones and gaining new features and compatabilities. Seems like he could help some of the people with problemic systems. Try www.mdgx.com - His site helped an old machinist buddy of mine with and old mill and CADCAM that had to be on Win 95.

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Tech giants KNEW about PRISM, web snooping, claims top NSA lawyer

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This is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

The NSA (and ALL the other alphabet agencies) was NEVER granted any powers to collect this infor without a warrant.

They did it anyway.

That is patently illegal.

They should all pay for it because they knew EVERYONE broke the law.

There is no law greater or that means more than the Constitution, in the USA.

Those who ignore it are nothing more than thieves, liars and politicians and they all deserve to be politically defrocked and deported

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Romanian 'ransomware victim' hangs self and 4-year-old son – report

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Re: Next steps

You could make a case for murder not just manslaughter. Intentions mean nothing, it's the results that matter.

The ransomware effectively put the man in a frame of mind the same as pulling a trigger.

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YOINK! Toyota reveals – then DENIES – Apple CarPlay by 2015

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Re: If the worried Apple haters looked into this

Correct, the real issue here is only one of communication as in Bluetooth versus Airplay.

Bluetooth needs a few buttons pushed to set up so you may need to read a manual; thus seemingly leaving "many" out of the loop. Airplay is generally configured to just connect which frankly may not be the safest method.

However, in any system that uses IOS OR ANDROID to run an auto's front end, (over QNX) I would rather have Android because eventually, more people will develop for it and it will be cheaper.

There is no reason why any Toyota would not support Bluetooth (it's cheap as chips) so why would Toyota jeopardize income from that many more possible Android users if Apple wasn't paying them???

If Apple pays them to lock out Android phones, there will be a lawsuit! Mark my words.

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Re: An Apple Luser...

I agree NOT owning a "smartphone" is more intelligent and you should know I'm as far right as you can be.

Closed Apple solutions are for crybaby's that heaven forbid don't understand that you press a few buttons on the car radio after reading the manual in order to setup Bluetooth on your Android (or Apple phone). Then again you'd have to know how to read and push buttons.

My 2009 Ford Fusion can do it and no one needed an Apple only environment. My Yamaha reciever can do it too. My comment "luser" might as well mean LAZY.

Too many "overly sensitive" people in this world.

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An Apple Luser...

can't figure out complicated stuff like Bluetooth communications so they HAVE to be led by the ring in their nose.

I can't wait for a closed Apple ecosystem to hit the market so I can sue the ever lovin piss out of the car manufacturers for favoritism, restraint of trade, safety issues....

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NSA's TURBINE robot can pump 'malware into MILLIONS of PCs'

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Fools and Idiots....

If you believe ANYTHING your government says or does, you are a fool, naive at least and idiot at best.

Dianne Feinstein is both so is Udall, they ALL have lied so many times they no longer no the difference between what is real and what is not.

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Mail Migration

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Re: Is it another migration out of MS Exchange?

We just went through this with far less users and it was horrible. Get all users to do back up to .pst files right now. Also find a 3rd party vendor to do the NEW EXCHANGE SERVER. I would also literally kill your "a small group have grumbled long enough to ask for a review" with kindness.

You have an answer. Get EXCHANGE!!!!!!!

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

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Americans are not your "Pathetic Bullies"

American POLITICIANS ( some of whom have been bought and paid for by the MPAA and RIAA)try and paint everything as a threat to national security.

There, fixed it for you.

You really should try reality, instead of stupidity; it just works better. By the way, who's going step in when you really need them to? Do you trust anyone else?

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According to the Law.....

You have a right to confront your accuser. I suggest that he sue the MPAA for fraud & kidnapping and attempted rape. Two different charges, one to get attention from the press and one to win.

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Britain's costliest mistake? Lord Stern defends his climate maths

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Re: Incompetent Fools should pay for their own medicine!

Stevie,

Exactly the problem...the first world no longer produces a level of soot that can be further mitigated. Guess who is upstream from that soot falling here in the USA and Canada?

China, Russia, India, that's who. Each of those countries electricity plants and foundries operate with literally NO EMISSION CONTROLS!!! Their people burn garbage in open pits, people burn coal and or fuel oil for heating.

Now honestly tell me which country needs to reduce it's emissions? If you say ANYTHING other than those three countries, you are not thinking rationally. The cost of emission reduction is exponentially greater the smaller the existing amount there is.

Let's not forget that we are in a period of increased volcanic activity both above ground (soot, and various IR absorbing gases) and below the oceans (heating ocean water, disturbing methane hydrate formations, changing water chemistry). Too many model discount their effects in favor of more popular blame monkeys (Man)

BTW, the migration of the so called wheatbelt has more to do with excess population draining the aquifers (Ogalalla in particular) that provide well water to those areas. The vast majority of the droughts are beginning to taper off (remeber all that rain washing away the problems?) so we should see it come back when there is more water to keep the fields green. Remember the dustbowl? That WAS MANMADE and was fixed with changes to simple farming practices in 10 years.

The fact remains that individual climate observations that take place on a cycle within the lifespan of a human being or two can not have any influence on global weather.

It is supremely arrogant to believe that humans have much effect at all considering that the amount of sunlight that hits the earth in one day exceeds our global energy consumption dozens of times.

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Incompetent Fools should pay for their own medicine!

The entire Climate debate is based upon a falsehood and no one is willing to admit it. Artificial price supports for "Green Energy" should be dropped immediately and the same money applied to finding a viable method of extracting North Sea natural gas. Politicians and Ecology types who supported renewables over common sense should pay for their ignorance from their own wallets.

It is a straightforward matter to build natural gas fired co-generation stations (at existing coal plants) that will provide both electricity and recover the waste exhaust stack heat and provide distributed hot water for heating institutions and portions of cities.

These cogens can approach 90% thermal efficiency and immense reductions in particulate pollution. CO2 will only be slightly reduced, but toxic smog causing SO and NO will be greatly reduced as compared to coal fired plants.

These cogens are also able to modulate or stage to accommodate the needs of existing renewable solar and wind generation. As the renewables lose power at night, the cogens can be brought on line much quicker than coal plants can.

Now you have a balanced solution that is more economical.

The only thing left is to create a legal penalty for incompetent politicians who favor votes over common sense and facts.

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Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Re: I don't know about the motives of the Register

EXACTLY....and we don't need to be constantly bombarded by either sides opinions on the subject. All we have to do is live and let live. Proselytizing for either cause only serves to exacerbate the problem.

What Alan Turing did to win the war will outlive his sexual proclivities.

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Re: Militant P.C. Agenda is wearing thin...

You are an ignorant bigotted ass because nothing could be further from the truth. You could make an attempt to understand what I said specifically in the last paragraph.

But then again, it is people like you that make this life so very rewarding. NOT.

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Re: Militant P.C. Agenda is wearing thin...

PLEASE read the last paragraph verbatim, it's about the kind of EQUALITY you don't grasp.

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Re: Militant P.C. Agenda is wearing thin... Contradiction much?

Maharg,

See, there you go... it's STILL okay for you to spout your opinions. No contradictions at all.

How did what I say force any view on you? All I did was call attention to the methodology of Political Correctness gone wild. Make any accusation you wish because there can be no defense against the crime of being non PC!

You just did a great job reiterating the issue I have, that anyone with any beef could claim they were being discriminated against. You probably think that NAMBLA have a right to force their opinions on the world as well.

Oh Woe is Me! You are a racist, homophobic, anti-semite for even bringing this up.

Seems you never got to the bottom of my post did you? A 21st century version of live and let live?

How about you and your ilk stop blaming everyone else for your own shortcomings? If your PC type would spend as much time keeping your own house in order as you do complaining they are being "discriminated" against, no one could criticize it.

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Militant P.C. Agenda is wearing thin...

Regardless of the consequences, perhaps it might be prudent to consider that forcing ones opinion on others is called bullying in some parts and many find little difference between that definition and the "accept us or be called homophobic" rhetoric from the gay community. Same thing goes for the rest of the politically correct bullshit I hear on a daily basis.

I do not have to accept the viewpoint of anyone and I willingly admit that you have exactly the same right as I. Be openly gay if you want to but please do not force your opinion that everyone should accept your behaviour.

Please stop telling everyone that we have to "atone for the sins of the fathers" because they were horrible people who werent "enlighted enough to understand homosexuality", or whatever psychobabble BS that you feel you were wronged by society for. What is past, is past. Grow up and quit blaming others for your own shortcomings, there will be no reparations or apologies for percieved injustices.

Here are the rules: I won't fuck with you and you don't fuck with me. I have the same right to my own opinions or beliefs as do you. Let's agree not to try to piss each other off by voicing those personal opinions/beliefs in a way that involves bullying or name calling, otherwise the gloves come off. Let's make a concious effort to avoid unneccessary confrontation and abuse. Give it a rest.

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'F*** off, Google!' Protest blockades Google staff bus AGAIN – and Apple's

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Rent Control wont work either

The trouble is that rent or housing should not cost more than 1/4 of your monthly income.

Available Rental Property is at an all time low and rents are at an all time high.

If people cannot afford to live near the area where they work then there will either be no one to work minimum wage or lower wage jobs, OR they will need to have MANDATED wage raises to be able to afford to live there OR they will have to base rents on peoples ability to pay.

NONE OF THESES SOLUTIONS ARE IDEAL!

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Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

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"Apple out innovates the Wintel guys again" Yeah - SURE THEY DID

Mr. Anderson,

Based on this price point, all apple has done is make yet another proprietary computer design that has a lock in for any expansion, replacement parts, etc etc. that does nothing to truly innovate the "Computer" itself. Anyone can purchase intel processors, appropriate ram and peripherals and make a Windows or Linux or God forbid force an Apple OS on a non Apple computer. I'm pretty sure some Windows machines can have up to 4 video cards in SLI with at least 3 video outputs per card and the latest cards will do 4k.

There are alot more "innovative" cases out there for sure

If you want to see real innovation, try here http://www.mofocases.com/ or here http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/pc_pr0n_25_new_kick-ass_case_mods#slide-18

About half way down on mofocases you may see something that looks somewhat similar though a bit more gaudy than the Apple Buttplug (TM)

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IT bods: Windows XP, we WON'T leave you. Migrate? Chuh! As if...

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Re: Keep one asset with XP...

Has anyone ever tried XP compatability mode?

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Enraged by lengthy Sky broadband outage? Blame BT Openreach cable thieves

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Re: A simple suggestion

Yes, thats the correct spelling since we don't use "fib re" (musta been some really dyslexic people back then)

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Dell feels cold probe of US Dept of Justice amid Syria PC sales claims

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Misplaced Anger Much? Not Dell's Fault here!

Geez, seems like some misplaced anger against Dell... I have know several companies that have been grassed up by DoJ over resold equipment. Seems that no matter how much you tell people not to do something illegal they will do so gladly when there is enough profit in it.

I can agree that they are not as good as they could be but frankly they are better than most computer companies we deal with.

Dell did not sell the equipment to Syria, they sold it to a company in a "safe" country who abused their relationship with Dell. Therefore this is NOT DELL'S FAULT!

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It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources

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Re: Startisback and Modernmix is a necessity

Honestly, why would you or anyone else PAY for Startisback or Modernmix when Classic Shell is available for FREE?

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OMG, Andrex KILLED the PUPPY! Not quilty, exclaim bog roll boys

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Federal Toilet Paper Regulations

FWIW, my mom used to work for the US Army Corp of Engineers as ships quatermaster and later as a buyer onshore.

She once brought home a 200 page specification from the US Government for toilet paper that got into great detail on the number and size of wood splinters, bug parts and rat hairs that could be "allowed" in Federally Approved Toilet Paper. This is the absolute truth. It also got into detail on the amount of "grit" that the paper could contain. Now that is truly disturbing!

Needless to say, when she worked on board ship, she was directed by the crew to buy commercial toilet paper not the US Government Issue Tissue.

BTW Earl Grey, that's "Klingon's" although I assume that "Izla" paper is suitable for them. (Sure that's noy "Rizla" )

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Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year

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Re: Waiting for much brighter LEDs

Like here?

http://catalog.gelighting.com/lamp/led-lamps/led-energy-smart-directional/f=led-energy-smart-gu10-dimmable

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Hamster Wheel!

Perhaps using a hamster wheel made from local materials, connected to a somewhat larger version of a generator set, they could use pack animals or even people to create greater amounts of electricity.

Add cups or paddles to the outer rim of the hamsterwheel and you could have a reasonable waterwheel for power without animals.

However, I believe that the inventors were trying to come up with a replacement for an oil lamp typically used in a hut, NOT trying to come up with a major power generating system.

Give credit where it's due.

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Mexican Cobalt-60 robbers are DEAD MEN, say authorities

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Radiation Monitoring

This is why junkyards should be required to check radiation levels in scrap as it is received. Many US Border crossings now have radiation detector tubes on each truck and car lane since the whole 9/11 thing but there is no law requiring scrappers to check and certify each load as it comes in to a junkyard.

The real problem is that once the radioactive material has been smelted in with the rest of the scrap, there is no way to remove the radiation except to let the half life decay process take care of the lethal dose.

That small container of pellets is now melted into TONS of contaminated scrap. Try safely disposing of that.

This used to happen quite often before there were Federal regulations regarding the cradle to grave disposal of radioactive sources. Small hometown Dentists, Doctors and Vets had portable XRay devices and the earliest ones used Cobalt sources instead of electric X Ray tubes. When the Doctor died, no one knew what that heavy thing in the basement was and they got scrapped.

I sold Nuclear Level Gauges for several years (they can "see" liquid through inches of solid steel) and the gentleman that was the radiation officer for the manufacturer told me that he knew of a lost source from a gauge (encapsulated Cesium 137) that was demolished out of a chemical plant that had been used as a boat anchor because it was heavy, had an eyehook on it and was the size of a coffee can. Thankfully the shutter spring had never rotted off it. They found it when it crossed a border in a boat trailer. Had the shutter spring failed, it would have inadvertently dosed hundreds of people. Had it been scrapped and smelted it would be a "small" nuclear disaster.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesium-137 for interesting (and scary) details under incidents

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People's Bank of China bans Bitcoin over 'drugs and guns' trade fears

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Fearmongering from the Masters

Bitcoin is no different than cash in it's anonymity although Bitcoin can be transferred more easily. If China was truly concerned about terrrorism and money laundering, it should only look deeper at Hong Kong/Shanghei Banking Corporation and then in the mirror. Repeat, Rinse, Repeat...

Back and forth several million times might be enough for them to get the point.

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Unite: HP 'addicted to culture of job cuts' as axe raised again

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Re: Idiots at the front line (Not Managment its the SHAREHOLDERS!)

Nothing of the kind,

The fact is that HP is "ADDICTED" to a culture of cutting employment as the article stated. This is a direct result of clowns like Carly Fiorina who ADMITTEDLY cuts any and all employment to increase value (artificially I might add).

They do this for "shareholders" LIKE CARL FUCKING ICAHN who can only whine, badger and complain until all businesses they invest in are a former shadow of themselves and 90% of the employees are on the dole just to artificially create temporary paper profit, profit that only lasts until the next shareholder meeting when it isn't good enough.

Real "investors" would want management to find more business so they don't have to lay off people. Perhaps make a better product or service to create a compelling need for more sales. Goog Managers would have the balls to say "I'm not going to let you fuck up a great company for sake of false profits".

In YOUR world, there would be no patience with the R&D cycle needed to come up with new product. The direct result is no more HP and the entrails will get sold to the highest bidder, thus killing the golden goose and devaluing ALL the shares.

THAT, is no way to operate a business!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Idiots at the front line (Not Managment its the SHAREHOLDERS!)

Management is following the orders of the shareholders, who really "run" most companies these days.. The shareholders are only interested in getting a dividend on their shares. They could give a rat's ass about the company, product, employees etc.

THIS is the problem with any publicly traded company. HP, Kodak, IBM, Xerox Etc all go to hell for a meager profit for the goddamn lazy 'shareholders" who can't make anything but only know how to take money OUT of a company thus killing the "Goose that layed the golden egg".

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

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The REAL reason Amazon drones can't happen....

Because with a charge that lasts only 40 minutes tops, their Octocopter drone delivery system will definitely need to be located INSIDE New York State (and subject Amazon to paying state sales tax)

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Re: LP knows his weapons but does he know...

The article you linked to provided no answers to their low gun violence rate but I would offer that in a society where great education & healthcare, common sense and high employment opportunities abound, ALSO creates a society where the mental and physical stresses that affect people adversely are far less prevalent.

Gun crime in the US is primarily driven by drug addiction and unemployment. Iceland has almost none of those issues or where it does, they get more than adequate treatment.

This is NOT TRUE of the USA where I am from.

Roughly 19,500 gun deaths of the total 38,000 yearly are due to SUICIDE.

Now 38,000 divided by 310 million is 1.2 %

On the other hand, there are 98,000 annual deaths (or roughly 3% or DOUBLE the gun deaths) due to "Preventable Medical Errors" in the USA.

I would postulate that Iceland has MUCH better Mental Health than the US does.

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We flew our man Jack Clark into Facebook's desert DATA TOMB. This is what he saw

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Re: Seems to be an Oversized Data Room, not efficient as it could be.

Not to be a prick, but I have been doing Process Automation & Instrumentation for 23 years and for the last 7 years Building Automation so I have some credibility on the subject of how to setup a data room cooling system. You would be surprised at how many companies just "Do what we always have" instead of investigating newer concepts that could save alot of money. That picture of lonely racks spaced far apart just proves it.

FWIW Yahoo just built a large open air server farm in Lockport, NY 10 miles from home, based on the same principles of "free cooling". The buildings look like chicken coops with cupolas and louvers running the length of the building above the main roof line and at ground level. Racks are spaced one unit apart (18") from the next.

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Fahrenheit vs Celsius

Perhaps the fact that Facebooks server farm is located in the State of Oregon, USA might have something to do with the choice of temperature measurement units?

Sorry to be a Dinosaur but since Farhenheit has approximately twice as many basic measurement divisions as C does, it is roughly twice as accurate a measurement scale as Celsius. Also, I'll take the Germans over the French any day.

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Seems to be an Oversized Data Room, not efficient as it could be.

In addition to "free cooling" using cold ambient outside air (The reason this building is in Oregon) the latest idea to reducing the cost of cooling, is close up the racks and deliver the air directly to each rack at the bottom and duct the hot air away from the top of the rack. This reduces the overall cooling CFM required by a factor of 5 to 10 times. Instead of cooling lots of empty space you bring the air in ONLY where it's needed. The old idea is to do "hot aisle cold aisle" and that is not very efficient as you rely on an open rack, open room, no air velocity or real directionality. Closing the sides of the racks allows all of the fan volume to blow cool air over the servers and all of the hot air is sent to exhaust so it cannot add heat to the room. The fans are ECM so they can operate with variable speeds, reducing the cost electricity further.

The next change is to use lower power factor servers and processors and raise the allowable maximum temperature to around 75 to 78 F from 50 to 60 F. That is a huge difference in cooling cost alone and the latest cpu's are efficient enough now to allow the increased minimum room temperature.

These modifications could drop the electric usage for cooling by another 10-15%.

However, now some server manufacturers are introducing liquid cooling direct to each server in the rack. This will add another 15% efficiency at least as air is a horrible heat transfer fluid while liquid cooling is highly efficient. This would allow the main refrigeration system to directly reach each processor without having to change cooling media from liquid to air and be another 8-10% better

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Microsoft bans XXXXBOX gamers for CURSING in online combat

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Re: No Such Thing as Profanity!

Racism itself is not illegal in the USA, in fact the various Nazi Party groups have won many a court case in the USA over it's right to march wherever, whenever and with whatever on their signs, much of which is certainly racist, anti-semetic etc.

The fact remains that even the Nazi's get to say anything they want under the US First Amendment.

Notice that I do not agree with their sentiments, only their right to express any and all opinions they have.

This is "Free Speech" since you pantywaists do not understand the actual legally proven extent of the First Amendment.

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Re: No Such Thing as Profanity!

Sorry you are unable to see that censorship of any kind is against the First Amendment . I don't care what the polite legal "consensus opininion" is, I only care about the fact that it is my belief that I am allowed to have and express any opinion I choose, in any words that are applicable and that opinion includes the fact that I believe that profanity and all laws that "control" it are a violation of my "right to speak freely", IE "Free Speech". This includes using the "objectionable" words in conversation.

Do not try to change my meaning of free speech with your opinions.

Nowhere did I say I would be stupid enough to express that "opinion" in places where it might do me harm.

Microsoft can do anything it wants but I will still choose to use the words I want. If they ban me, oh well.

No I would not run off my mouth in front of children but I respect the right of someone to "speak freely" and that includes the right to say "Fuck Off, Wanker!"

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Re: No Such Thing as Profanity!

Yes, yes it is. The very definition of Free Speech is that you panty waists can't tell me what I can say (for any reason). Or for that matter what I do, that does not harm anyone else. All "Blue" laws regarding profanity, temperance, prostitution, etc came from religious rule and thus are unconstitutional and should be removed from the books.

YOU do not have the right to censor ME for ANY reason! That is the very basis of free speech!

Swearing/Profanity is perhaps one the most important aspects of free speech as it is obviously designed to offend someone.

George Carlin and the 7 dirty words for example can now be played on the radio and Internet, when it could not before. How about the unedited versions of most rap "music"? You hear them every day.

If you don't like it, don't play "Adult" rated games that depict battle or "mature" circumstances, don't go to PG-13 to R to X rated movies, don't go where your delicate ears (or eyes) will be offended.

Or you could just grow up and ignore what fully 60% of the population says every day in one language or another.

For once you allow the censorship of a single F@ck You, the slippery slope gets alot steeper.

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No Such Thing as Profanity!

To me, there is no such thing as profanity in the company of consenting adults. If they havent heard it before, they should have by now. If this is a game where people kill each others characters then nothing could be quite as hypocritical as banning someone for "blue" language. If you are using Skype on an XBox, your conversation should be free from censorship anyway. If you happen to let loose a barrage of F#%& this and that during a game rated for ONLY mature audiences (GTA anyone???) many times the gameplay will be far worse than your words could ever be.

This is another example of pantywaist, busybody, nanny lovin fruitbats who should just stay off the net FOREVER as their delicate ears could be offended while they rape the "ho's" and kill the rubes online.

Regardless of the words you say, what and how you say it, "profanity" is still free protected speech that should not be regulated unless you threaten somone with bodily harm and truly mean to do so.

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Our irony meter exploded: Apple moans ebook price-fixing watchdog is too EXPENSIVE

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Re: Shakespeare was wrong

No, Shakespeare was correct. If you kill all the lawyers, this will also include the subset of Judges who are almost always Lawyers. If they are NOT Lawyers then we need to keep those judges for a while as they probably have some form of common sense and intelligence.

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Jury: Samsung must cough $290m of $379m Apple wanted - NOT in 5 cent pieces

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Re: Scrolling patent

Read the post above this one where ALL of these disputed patents are under review by the USPTO for rejection because YOU CAN'T PATENT THE BLEEDING OBVIOUS!

When those patents are overturned, this will all be moot anyway.

As I have said before, "ROUNDED CORNERS" on ANY object is far more than just obvious. "Pinch to zoom" has been done on other devices before. Simply adding the phrase "on a smartphone" to a previous idea DOES NOT MAKE IT NEW! Scroll bounce back is not new either.

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LG: You can stop hiding from your scary SPY TELLY quite soon now

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Small Claims Court?

Perhaps if thosand of US Smart TV owners were to sue their TV's manufacturer in small claims (max $3,000 but can be tripled) citing this issue and accuse them of being "peeping Toms"; perhaps THEN these dickwads would get the message.

If you were a Nielsen family, they would pay you handsomly for this data.

Too bad that every cable company does the same thing with their set top boxen.

Wanna bet their networks aren't very secure? LET"S FIND OUT!

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